Janet Cadsawan started her first jewelry company, because she wanted to, “build a brand, build a collection and build my own vision.”
She began in the jewelry business after finishing her studies at NYU. Working primarily with 18K gold, Janet’s pieces were very traditional. Things changed though after the 2008 market crash and it was time to rethink her business.
"It was hard because the stores were closing and the brands were ending. I had to reinvent myself after the recession.” So Janet launched Trilogie, jewelry for those who love fantasy as much as they love fashion. Trilogie is handmade in the US and has just a touch of magic so you can keep your favorite realm close by.
Janet took courses with the Women’s Business Development Council to enrich her design background with business education.
The particular program is called WBDC’s GPS – a Guide to Plan for Success program. The unique and interactive GPS series is designed for aspiring and emerging entrepreneurs who possess a written business concept and are ready to take the first step in the business planning process. This 12-session program is designed to help you move from concept to new levels of growth as you create a business plan. The program is led by knowledgeable business instructors who provide resources, support and motivation.
“I took the GPS class and I found a community of entrepreneurs and professionals that were indispensable for helping me write and execute my business plan. It’s almost like an entrepreneur’s club, we have a hive mentality.” While there will be more challenges to overcome, Janet knows that she is part of a strong community of women who are there to help.
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